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#1 posted 04-19-2010 07:49 PM

I have a dry powder fire extinguisher by the door of my shop. Don’t let the extinguishers give you a false sense of security. The dry powder extinguisher is good for grease and electrical fires. but less effective for small wood fires.

I recently had a small out-of-control fire in my fireplace. Since then I have been looking for a pump type extinguisher that shoots water. The pressurized extinguishers tend to blow the sawdust and embers around making the situation worse. I ultimately put the fire out with a couple pans of water and then spent the rest of the day cleaning up the powder from the extinguisher.

-- Scott

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